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  • Dec 25, 2014
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Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Malaysia Airlines flight 370

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air control and went missing more than a hour after it took off in the early hours of Saturday, March 8, 2014. The incident triggered an unprecedented international search and rescue operation that spanned from the southern Indian Ocean to Central Asia and involved more than two dozen countries. 

Tropical cyclone halts air search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 lands in Perth after returning from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Photo: AP

A tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean caused the air search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to be suspended on Tuesday, as a US submarine drone neared the end of its undersea search without finding any sign of wreckage.

Tuesday, 22 April, 2014, 2:02pm

No sign of MH370 after two-thirds of underwater search completed

Australian officials review sonar data after a underwater autonomous vehicle mission. Photo: Xinhua

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said on Monday.

As many as 10 military aircraft and 11 ships are taking part in the search for the aircraft, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

21 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm

Malaysia Airlines passengers weep, pray as jet turns back in safety scare

Flight MH192 after it safely made an emergency landing. Photo: EPA

 A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early yesterday, in another blow to the carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

21 Apr 2014 - 10:38pm 3 comments

Malaysian minister talks to MH370 families about financial help

Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin (centre) speaks at a media conference after a briefing session for passengers' relatives on April 20, 2014. Photo: EPA

A Malaysian minister yesterday met relatives of passengers on missing flight MH370 and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:22pm

Veteran Fox executive fired over Flight MH370 charity email

Darlene Tipton, vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, has been fired over an email about financial aid to MH370 families

A veteran Fox television executive has been sacked after she used her company e-mail account to plan aid for relatives of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

20 Apr 2014 - 11:56pm 1 comment

Australian officials say current underwater search for MH370 complete in 5-7 days

Leading Seaman, Boatswain's Mate, William Sharkey searches for possible debris in the southern Indian Ocean in the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 17, 2014. Photo: Reuters

The search for missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's acting transport minister said yesterday.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:14am 1 comment

Another dead end for MH370 search as tests show oil slick was not from plane

Seaman Morgan Macdonald observes markers dropped from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion after an object was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing flight. Photo: Reuters

Investigators who analysed samples of an oil slick in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner say that it did not come from the plane.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:29am

China hits back at US reports criticising Beijing over MH370 search

Hua Chunying. Photo: Weibo

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:15am 17 comments

Families of MH370 passengers walk out of glitch-ridden Malaysia Airlines video conference

Family members of those on board the missing plane ended yesterday's video call abruptly. Photo: AP

Relatives of passengers on board missing Flight 370 stormed out of a meeting room in Beijing after technical problems plagued a video conference with Malaysia Airlines staff in Kuala Lumpur.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:22am 8 comments

China cancels 20-nation navy parade because of hunt for Malaysian airliner

Bangladeshi navy ship the Abu Bakar in Hong Kong en route for the parade. Photo: Felix Wong

China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

16 Apr 2014 - 7:52am

Submarine hunt for MH370 aborted after water proves to be ‘too deep’

Bluefin 21, the autonomous underwater vehicle, is hoisted back onboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield after  test in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo: Reuters

A robotic submarine sent into the Indian Ocean to scour for evidence of missing flight MH370 was hauled back from its first mission after waters in the search zone proved to be too deep.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:38pm 1 comment

More than half of Malaysians believe government withheld MH370 information

Malaysian Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussin hugs a family member of a missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 during his visit in Putrajaya on March 29, 2014. Photo: EPA

Over half of Malaysians say their government have been withholding information in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a survey by a Malaysian opinion research firm has found.

14 Apr 2014 - 4:36pm 8 comments

Oil slick spotted in hunt for MH370 as authorities prepare to launch unmanned submarine

Oil slick spotted in hunt for MH370 as authorities prepare to launch unmanned submarine

The hunt for missing MH370 entered a new phase today when officials said they would deploy the unmanned submarine Bluefin 21 to scan the ocean floor 'as soon as possible'.

14 Apr 2014 - 12:42pm 1 comment

Travellers in Asia say how mystery of flight MH370 changed views on flying

Air passengers around the world, including these boarding a flight in Beijing last week, are experiencing mixed emotions about travelling on aircraft since the Malaysia Airlines flight vanished on March 8. Photo: AP

An Indonesian mother of three, she had flown without her children before, but this was the first time that she gave her eldest a "to-do" list in case something happened on the flight that she and her husband were taking.

14 Apr 2014 - 5:35pm 5 comments

MH370 co-pilot tried phone call mid-flight, report says

MH370 co-pilot tried phone call mid-flight, report says

The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished, reports say.

13 Apr 2014 - 9:02am 2 comments